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"Momagers" Pt 1-Things to Consider

Updated: Jan 12


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Are you looking to get your child into the entertainment industry? Here are some things to consider beforehand.


According to Grammarist.com,, a "Momager" is a “mother who is also the business manager for her son or daughter. For the most part, a momager manages entertainment or sports careers for their children.”


1. Does Your Child Show An interest?


Sometimes as parents, we try to live vicariously through our children, and opportunities may arise for our children that may not have happened for us. If being in front of large audiences or the camera makes your child nervous, please do not push them. Their nervousness will show on camera when they audition. If acting or being in front of the camera isn’t for them, guess what? It’s okay!


2. How Will You Know?


When I was younger, I showed an interest in acting and being on the stage. I loved acting and would perform monologues for my mother. Eventually, I started to write productions and put them on. In high school, I became heavily involved with the theater department and became a member of the International Thespian Society. Now, I have a child who is capable of acting. However, they show no interest in his school’s theater. My husband and I have decided to let him show interest in his own time.


3. Ways To Know


Get your child involved in your church's production. Or, sign them up for a free acting workshop If being on the stage makes them happy, then I say go for it! However, it is okay if large audiences, lights, and cameras don't excite THEM.


4. Questions To Consider


Am I pushing my child into something that they don’t want?

Is this about me, or my child?


Does my child freeze up whenever going into an audition?


If the answer is YES to both questions, don't push them into something they may not want to do. One day, they may show interest.



5. A Shortlist of Successful Momagers


Carmen Milan - Mother to actress and singer, Christina Milian.


Pamela Warner - Mother to Actor Malcolm Jamal Warner


Bethann Hardison - Mother to Actor Kadeem Hardison, of A Different World


Stay tuned for Part 2...share this post with an aspiring momager!

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